Marmaduke Reviews: Movie Lamer Than Comic Strip?
06.04.10 by reelz
Parents beware. This big-screen adaptation of the long, long-running comic strip (56 years!) looks even more painful than originally feared. Cell-phone solitare or a nap are your best bets.
"...bad puns ("Cow-a-bark-a") are what pass for screenwriting here."
— Roger Moore, Chicago Tribune
"A lame, worn-out story wrapped in a pelt of fluffy dog fur."
— Dezhda Gaubert, E! Online
"...trots out set pieces of doggie surfing and doggie break dancing, and of a wild all-dog party that trashes the Winslows' living room. These cinematic feats are accomplished with meat-cleaver editing and awkward, jittery computer-generated imagery. The well-cast voices for the expressionless animals are at least good for a few smirks."
— Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Marmaduke the movie is exactly the kind of mind-numbing kiddie trash that parents dread taking their kids to."
— Simon Abrams, Slant Magazine
"...saves its farts for the beginning and end, but the stink carries through the whole movie."
— Keith Phipps, Onion AV Club